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Korean fried chicken

I was in Los Angeles a few weeks ago and ate at a restaurant in Ktown called "The Prince." They had a dish there consisting of a whole fried spring chicken accompanied by cabbage and squares of rice wrapper. It was different from the spicy fried chicken I've seen at some places in Virginia. It was great, but I was wondering if anyone knows whether this can be found in the restaurants in Annandale. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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  1. Also, is there any place out in Maryland - out in PG land - that serves the Korean Fried Chicken that I been reading about in NYC?

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    1. re: cmh0150

      Yes, this joint is in PG, and was profiled in the Post about two weeks ago.


    2. the Lotte Plaza on Rt. 40 in Howard County has a fried chicken stand

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      1. re: hon

        sounds like a nice trip for a weekend... will see how good it is

        1. re: hon

          is that place good? my mother, my sister, and I always eat at the place (usually at the spicy fish soup stand and soondae stand) and my mom said the fried chicken wasn't all that good. She should know because she is korean.

          any thoughts?

          1. re: bitsubeats

            Pretty sure that's another Cheogajip. If its anything like the other Cheogajips I have been to, it is good, cooked perfectly but needs a little salt/pepper in my opinion(which they provide with the intention that you add to your tastes)..for varieties other than the plain I think they are tasty but they oversauce a bit. I don't really think KoFC places of this ilk qualify as traditional/native Korean food, having gone over and back, so I don't really think one has to be Korean to have a qualified opinion. The best comparative opinion could probably be formed by taste-testing a variety of the Korean fried cihcken places that have been popping up in U.S. metro areas over the past couple of years.

            1. re: Lowbar

              you're right kfc isn't traditional korean food, but Im pretty sure my mother didn't like it because of the taste not because it wasn't traditional.

              is that what you meant?

              they serve the cubed radishes on the side, right? also what flavour did you get?

              you can get kfc here in the us, but I want to find the rotisserie style chicken you can get in korea...that stuff is fantastic

              1. re: bitsubeats

                Yes to cubed radishes on the side. I've had the regular and the hot. No real desire to try the sweet.

                1. re: Lowbar

                  Have you had the herb fried chicken from Cheogajip? The menu shows that they have it, but they have never served it the nights that we order it (tried again last night to order it). Go to the place off Braddock.

                  1. re: viperlush

                    It wasn't on the posted menu when I went (to the one off Braddock) four days ago

                    1. re: Lowbar

                      Thanks, I guess we need to get a new take out menu.

                2. re: bitsubeats

                  I noticed there's a restaurant next to TemptAsian that servers Korean style rotisserie chicken.

          2. My post got deleted, but if anyone is interested, you can find chinese style whole fried chicken at any chinese restaurant. It's usually served with lemon wedges, seasoned salt, and shrimp chips on top as edible decoration.

            Chinese style fried chicken is typically served during wedding banquets and 1 month parties, but can be ordered just like a normal chinese dish. Good Fortune in Wheaton is best known for this dish.

            1. There's always Cheogajip, which has locations locally in Centreville and Annandale, as well as stands within Lotte Plazas in Ellicott City and Fairfax. I just got back from a long, filling lunch at the Centreville one. I don't know the address of the Annandale location, but I think I remember seeing it in another Korean fried chicken thread on this board. Or google will probably work.

              1. I went to Cheogajip on Saturday. Incidentally, you pass Bon Chon on the way there.
                The restaurant is located in the "foot" of Washington Baptist University.

                There were 2 guys my age there (or younger, late 20's/early 30's)

                Everyone was watching a great show that can only be described as American Idol for Children. Or would that be Korean Idol?

                As for the restaurant, it's 3 tables, 2 places to order, and a cooler.
                Much more of a takeout spot than anything.

                I ordered the hot chicken, despite the waitress/cashier's admonition.

                Her - "You should get half sweet and half hot"

                WIA - "bwhahaha, stand back woman, I'm Jamaican."

                Well it didn't go like that exactly.

                15 minutes later, they fried a chopped up whole chicken for me. I honestly don't remember any breast pieces, but there were definitely 2 drum sticks, thigh pieces and wings.

                1 piece of chicken. Hot? yeah right.
                Piece #2, lmao, they call this hot. *starts sweating*
                Piece #3, hmm, let me try some of this cabbage with thousand island dressing.
                *nose starts running*
                Piece #4, I could use about a handful of those radishes
                Piece #5, FRUIT PUNCH, STAT!

                I could handle the chicken by eating it, but the sulfuric acid they keep it in, burns the lips and not the tongue.

                Good stuff.

                They also had
                - potato pizza
                - sweet potato pizza
                - bulgogi pizza
                - wings

                along with a few other things.

                Bon Chon is next.